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Our Archbishop Tells His Story (Part 1)

Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul,

Aged 20 raised £26,000 for relief work,

Helped Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, did flood relief work with Operation Mobilisation, worked with Tear Fund and Tear Craft, saved the life of a child and a young woman, was almost murdered, supported the St Thomas T.B. clinic in Howrah.

Ordained 1981, raised £250,000 for major church extension, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan for peace with the World Conference on Religion and Peace,

Director of the Week of Prayer for World Peace,

Led a Peace Bus from London to Moscow, stopping at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Convicted of criminal damage for writing a biblical text on Parliament in a non-violent act of civil disobedience to protest against the Gulf War,

Worked as a Samaritan and a Relate Marriage Guidance counsellor,

Began first inter-faith N.H.S. chapel

Relinquished 12 year Anglican post to minister independently,

Baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon and in a circus ring, did a wedding underwater, Wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’,

Protested on Easter Day in York Minster,

Arrested for nailing 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral,

Co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry,

Consecrated a bishop for Greater London, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church,

Celebrated the first same-sex Marriage on prime time TV on This Morning with Richard and Judy,

Sued Associated Newspapers for defamation,

Co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, and the first gay bishops,

Accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers and

Launched Post the Host, sending consecrated hosts through the post,

Elected Archbishop, arrested for taking children on a roof safely,

Founded ‘When No One’s Watching' and launched a campaign to require police officers to wear body cams, became an Independent Custody Visitor,

Celebrated the marriage of Jade Goody to Jack Tweed ,

Invited to Downing St by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and to an evening celebration by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg for my part in bringing about Equal Marriage,

Wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again',

Arrested for campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction and restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted for my continued blogging that was successful in stopping a paedophile having access to children,

Raised £23,500 to provide two Gambian villages with water, through Water For Africa, and now fund raising for a third village.

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